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Argyll and Bute

The Argyll and Bute region has been a favourite with holidaymakers for years and it’s easy to understand why with so much beautiful countryside, lochs and coastline to admire.

The extensive choice of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute provide the perfect base for great outdoor breaks, lovers of breath taking views and those who simply enjoy relaxing holidays!

With miles of unspoiled coastline, fantastic gardens, a wealth of history and heritage and lots of fantastic opportunities to get out and about amongst lovely countryside, there’s so much on offer here it can be tricky to decide where to spend your days.

The region is perfect for walkers and cyclists who want to escape into an unspoilt landscape of mountains, forests and lochs and its extensive coastline offers visitors plenty of opportunities to get onto the water; there is excellent sailing, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing.

You’ll find holiday cottages that aren’t exactly short of beautiful surroundings that are literally right on the door step, for example take some of Argyll’s stunning gardens such as Benmore Botanic Garden, which has an incredible mountainside setting and a world-famous horticultural collection, including a stunning array of flora from all over the world or Inverary Castle Gardens and stately home on the edge of Loch Fyne covering 16 acres.

Of course whisky plays a large part of Argyll and Bute’s heritage so it goes without saying that a visit to the Oban Distillery is well worthwhile. Learn all about single malt production on the tour then maybe sample a wee-dram afterwards!

If you’re looking for something a little more active then drop by Stramash Activity Centre where you can enjoy lots of adventure and activities including kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering and more.

The landscape of Argyll and Bute is rich and varied, offering a wealth of choice and a variety of different holiday themes to suit families and couples alike. The rolling open countryside and large expanses is a delight for humans and pets alike, which will enjoy the opportunity to stretch their legs!

Visitors can choose from a great selection of cottages and will find plenty of different ways to explore and enjoy the region.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute to find your perfect retreat.
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  • Ardenmohr Cottage

    Ardentinny, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40202

    Excellent views of Loch Long

    Within the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is this peaceful and well equipped, semi-detached forestry cottage. Being a waterfront property it enjoys stunning views across Loch Long and, the forested mountain rise at the rear. Local amenities include a beach and picnic area, forestry and hill walks, 9-hole golf course, quad bike trekking, French bowls, botanical gardens and boat launching. There are excellent pubs and restaurants within a 5-mile radius. It is also a great location for touring about Argyll and Cowal and a wonderful base for nature lovers, photographers, artists and those seeking a peaceful rest. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 1 step to shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Rockcliffe

    Tarbert, Loch Fyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S4231

    Enjoying stunning views over Tarbert’s harbour and Loch Fyne, this spacious and comfortably furnished house is within walking distance of the quayside shops, inns and restaurants. A bustling fishing village, Tarbert also offers boat trips to Jura, Gigha, Islay and Arran, whilst opportunities for sea fishing and riding in the lovely surrounding countryside are available locally. There is golf too, with the 18 hole championship links course at Machrihanish just a short drive away, and four other courses close by. The glorious landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula holds a rich variety of attractions, with excellent hill walking and beautiful forest scenery. At Lochgilphead, 15 miles, Kilmory Castle displays its world famous rhododendrons in its lovely gardens. A little further on, Dunadd hill fort and Kilmartin Glen’s wealth of standing stones are steeped in history. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Dining room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Payphone. Garden. Garage. NB: Steep steps and path in garden.

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  • Hollybush Cottage

    St Catherines, Cairndow, Strachur

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523063
    Hollybush Cottage is a fantastic semi detached property situated on the loch side within the quiet village of St Catherines, which lies on the east shore of Loch Fyne. The cottage is beautifully presented, with great attention to all detail. The lounge has a wonderful multi fuel burning stove, large leather corner sofa, stunning view from its bay window and patio doors leading out into the garden. Relaxing at the bay window is the ideal place to enjoy the sea view, bird watch, perhaps catch a glimpse of a cruising basking shark, seals or even otters. The open plan dining/kitchen area is well equipped with all that is needed to cater in comfort. Upstairs in the master bedroom is a superb brass king size bed and a delightful window seat providing a beautiful view over to Inveraray and its Castle. The twin bedroom is spacious and has solid oak wood furniture. There is a delightful reading corner at the top of the stairs with a selection of books to choose from. The garden runs down to the sea, with access through a gate onto the rocky shoreline. With direct open access to the sea it is possible to launch a canoe/kayak to explore the coastline or go fishing.

    Ground Floor: Property is heated by electric and comprises:
    Lounge: With multifuel stove, Free sat TV and DVD, leather suite and bay window affording delightful loch view.
    Open plan Kitchen/dining area:
    Dining Area: With solid wood table and leather chairs.
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and loch view
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Reading Corner: With lovely selection of books

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood/coal supplied. Hair dryers in both bedrooms. All eco cleaning products provided.Patio area with outdoor seating, BBQ (coals not included). Enclosed fenced and walled garden. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: Due to lochside location and tiered garden the property is not suitable for children under 5 years.

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  • Oaktree

    Bridge of Awe, Taynuilt

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 24092

    Ideal touring base

    Resting 30 yards above the River Awe with unspoilt views of the surrounding mountain scenery, this well maintained property is only 14 miles from Oban and 2 miles from Taynuilt and is conveniently located for touring. Fishing, sailing, horse riding, walking and cycling are some of the variety of activities available. There is an abundance of wildlife including golden eagles and buzzards, which are often seen, or you can spend a day on the seas dolphin spotting.
    Take the ferry from Oban to the magical Isle of Mull where you can visit Iona with its famous benedictine abbey or stroll round the wonderful gardens at Torosay Castle. Cruachan Hollow Mountain lies deep within Ben Cruachan and is one of the country’s most amazing engineering achievements, an underground world on a spectacular scale. Bonawe Iron Furnace at Taynuilt is the most complete charcoal fired ironworks in Britain, or take a step back in time and visit Inveraray Jail, a living museum. Fort William, Glencoe and Lochgilphead are also easily reached. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Small lawned sitting-out area with veranda and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river within 75 yards and drops within the grounds.

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  • Esplanade Court - Iona 5

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26963

    Ideal base for visiting the Isles

    Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

    Lift to apartment entrance: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot on request. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. No smoking.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

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  • Glenclova

    Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523162
    This detached cottage sits in an elevated position and has stunning views over the River Clyde. Within walking distance of Dunoon, which has a good selection of shops, restaurants and cinema, Dunoon is of course the home of the Cowal Gathering, one of the largest and most spectacular highland games in the world. There is a fantastic range of outdoor leisure activities including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, speed boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and much more. The property is within walking distance of Hunter’s Quay Holiday Village, where there is access to a gym, exercise classes, a swimming pool and a variety of daytime and evening activities and entertainment.

    Enjoy the stunning scenery while cycling into the forests and hills and walking the Cowal Way. Located only three miles from Loch Lomond National Park, the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. A short drive round the peninsula takes you to Argyll’s secret coast packed with places to visit and things to do, and sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife, with deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you’re very lucky, basking sharks while you are out and about. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites.

    A short drive takes you to Portavadie, with its marina, or take the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric flame effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and library, iPod dock, CD/radio and sea views.
    Dining area: With views over the River Clyde.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (zip and link, can be super king size - please advise when booking).
    Shower room: With double shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Ferry View

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523185
    With superb views across the harbour and onto the island of Kerrera, this third floor apartment allows you to sit and watch the ferries leaving Oban for the Hebrides. It also has wonderful views of McCaigs Folly, bathed with spectacular lighting at night time. For those wishing to explore the west coast by day and sample the variety of restaurants and bars in the evening, it is in an ideal location with the town centre only a short walk away.

    Argyll is steeped in history, with breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Visit unspoilt beaches, castles, museums and gardens, or take a short boat trip from the harbour to one of the inner isles, including Mull and Iona. Forest trails offer leisurely walks, or mountain biking and a variety of other outdoor pursuits are available. Glencoe, Fort William and Inveraray are easily accessed, and if you do wish to venture further afield, buses, trains and taxis are on your doorstep. If you prefer to stay within the town, Oban is home to a small cinema, whisky distillery and leisure centre.

    Third Floor:

    Third Floor:


    The property is all on the third floor, has partial Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With panel heater, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and panel heater.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and panel heater.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Failte

    Bellochantuy, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30311


    This detached timber holiday lodge is situated along Kintyre’s stunning west coast and offers beautiful views across to Islay and Rathlin. The lodge, which is surrounded by a working farm with free roaming farm animals, offers a tranquil retreat from which to explore the surrounding area and magnificent sunsets are a regular feature. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with birdwatching, superb surfing and windsurfing, sea angling, diving, cycling and horse riding nearby. In the surrounding area, the clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of interesting wildlife with frequent sightings of seals from the lodge. Close by are miles of beautiful, white, sandy beaches and for walkers, the Kintyre Way runs from Tarbert in the north to Dunaverty Bay in the south. There are five unique golf courses in the area, including Macrihanish Dunes and they are known as some of the best courses in Scotland. Nearby, daily ferry trips run to many of the smaller isles including Arran, Islay and Gigha. Take a trip via an RIB to see the seals and puffins around Sanda and the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Campbeltown has a cinema and leisure centre, or visit the Campbeltown whisky distillery for a guided tour, where you can partake in ‘a wee dram’. An interesting walk can be taken at low tide to Davaar Island (check the tide tables first). Pebbly beach 280 yards, sandy beach ½ mile. Farm shop, grocer and garden centre with café 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Ardbrecknish House - The Stables

    South Lochaweside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15455

    Magnificent setting in mature woodland by Loch Awe

    Ideal area for fishing, walking and cycling

    Children’s play area, pool table and darts

    Traditional bar - ideal for family functions

    Motor boats, rowing boats and canoes for hire, 300 yards, launch facility

    Late 16th century Ardbrecknish House is in a magnificent Highland setting with wonderful views of mountains and glens. These attractive holiday properties are set amid 20 acres of mature woodland close to beautiful Loch Awe - 26 miles long and Britain’s longest freshwater loch. A whole host of indoor and outdoor amenities are available on site, and although the setting is quiet and peaceful, it is within easy reach of restaurants, shops, golf courses, and the small village of Kilmartin Glen and museum, the richest area in Europe for prehistoric remains, making these properties an ideal holiday location and a perfect touring base. A visitors’ reception/library area provides a wealth of information on the local history, archaeology, wildlife, gardens, forest and hillside walks, as well as the year-round activities available around Argyll and the West Highlands.
    The Ardbrecknish Room has a welcoming open fire, small dance floor, pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. The adjoining cosy traditional bar with its woodburner provides a perfect way to end the day; perhaps sampling one or two of the many malt whiskies.
    At the shore, just 10 minutes’ walk, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes can be hired to explore the enchanting islands and ruined castles of the loch, or maybe fishing the loch for salmon, char, monster pike and brown trout. A British record brown trout of 31lbs 10oz was caught in March 2002. Tuition and/or a fishing guide is available by arrangement.
    The surrounding area offers a wealth of interest and fantastic scenery. Opposite Ardbrecknish is majestic Ben Cruachan, and further north are the impressive Glen Coe and Ben Nevis ranges, a mecca for hill walkers all year round. Both regions have ski centres and within an hour’s drive is the busy town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, from where modern ferries take you to Mull and Iona, the cradle of Christianity, Staffa, the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, and to other Hebridean gems. Oban has a sea life centre and an excellent golf course. The elegant town of Inveraray on Loch Fyne only 12 miles away, to the south is the Crinan Canal with its stepped locks, you can walk or drive a delightful route along its 9-mile length. Family-friendly bar and restaurant on site.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry. Shared garden grounds. Children’s play area. Picnic/barbecue areas. Ample parking. Access to pool table, darts and Scottish Carpet Bowls. No smoking. NB: Loch 300 yards from properties.

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  • The Lodge

    Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: SRX

    "Stunning locations in breathtaking scenery..."

    In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local Slate Islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
    The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
    The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

    Originally the gate house on the private road to the castle, this comfortable property has been refurbished to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, whilst retaining much of its character. Steps to entrance and small, well-equipped, fitted kitchen with ceramic cooker. Small, cosy sitting room with dining area and open fire with back boiler. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and wash basin. Both bedrooms have built-in units. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Porch leading to an enclosed, well-kept garden with views over woodland and grazing fields.

    • Partial NSH and panel heaters included
    • Fan and convector heaters
    • Freview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Drying cupboard
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Food processor
    • Double glazing
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Freezer meals and food available at cost
    • Over 3,000 acres of grounds
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Use of hard tennis court
    • Fly fishing
    • Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
    • Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
    • Private water supply
    • NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds

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  • Seileachan

    Arduaine, by Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 19172

    A well presented chalet bungalow, situated in lovely gardens sitting area and a stream, in an AONB. Beautiful view out to the west over Luing and Jura. Great for enjoying magnificent sunsets. Visit the town of Oban, take trips by ferry to Mull and Iona, evening cruise to Colonsay with dinner, or visit Arduaine Gardens (NT) close by or just relax and enjoy the splendid holiday location on the terrace. Shop 4 miles, pub 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

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  • Willowburn Cottages - Lunga

    Clachan Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28791

    With wonderful views across the gardens to the Atlantic these two holiday properties are in an enviable location with direct access to the shoreline. Situated on the Isle of Seil and linked to the mainland by the famous ’Bridge over the Atlantic’ it is an ideal base for touring. There are fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful castles and gardens all within easy reach. Enjoy leisurely walks, sea fishing, water sports and golf. Both Sea-fari Adventures and Sealife Adventures offer exhilarating boat trips to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, with a chance to spot porpoise, dolphins, whales, basking sharks, otters, eagles, and a wealth of seabirds. The bustling town of Oban is a 20-minute drive and from the harbour there are daily ferries to the islands, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. Fort William, Glencoe and Inveraray are also easily accessed. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Blu-ray. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, lawned garden. Decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Pond, stream and ditch in garden. Direct access to the sea. 6 steps from decking to garden.

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